This first picture you will see again down below in the "parting shots." I just had to put it here at the top because I thought it was so cool.
I made Simplicity 4760 for Mr. 6. I used a red plaid flannel material. I didn't have enough material to cut out the collar; so I cut out the collar from some old denim jeans that were too small and also some for the sleeve hem. I found out later that I really did have enough fabric for the collar. Awhile back I had given it to my son to play with thinking I wouldn't need it, and I forgot all about doing that. But I'm glad that it happened this way because I like the addition of the denim. I think it gives it more of a customized look. You would have to pay more money for it in the store with this little extra detail, because it's special.
The denim was a bit thick so therefore difficult for the collar to lie flat. So what I did was, instead of following the guide sheet's instructions for the collar, I followed instructions for a wrapped corner, which you can find on my blog, probably under "sewing tips." underneath the "labels" section on the left-hand side. I also understitched as far as I could, pressed after each step, then ended with topstitching with red contrasting thread for a nice professional-looking finish. I also topstitched around the outside of the sleeve hem on the denim trim.
Miss 16 dressed up to be Lola Luftnagle from the Hannah Montana show for a party.
I am the wife to an amazing man who is a heart attack survivor, homeschooling mama of six (25, 21, 13, 11, 6 and 2, with the youngest having down syndrome) and grandmother of one, striving to raise my children to love the Lord. I had my last baby at 46. In my blog I share my life as well as my sewing projects. I enjoy sewing modern, vintage and refashioned clothing. I love people and appreciate the relationships I have built through blogging. I have received support during times of crisis from some of the dear blogging friends I have made. I would love to get to know you; so leave your comments. A few more things about me: I do not like to cook; although I do cook healthy meals for family out of my love and dedication for them. For exercise I love to hula hoop and do Yoga and Zumba. I am a Premier Designs Jewelry lady which allows me to continue staying home with my children while contributing to the family finances. I hope you enjoy your visit and learn something or leave inspired. Thank you for stopping by. May God richly bless you.